EMPEROR ASMAA I 240€ DISCOUNT I 31 DEC - 07 JAN 2021 I ST JOHNS I RED SEA

EMPEROR ASMAA I 240€ DISCOUNT I 31 DEC - 07 JAN 2021 I ST JOHNS I RED SEA
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MV EMPEROR ASMAA. The vessel is family friendly. Committed to providing excellent food it has Chef prepared cuisine. Free Wi-Fi and Nitrox, Re-breather friendly. Dive from zodiacs. Large Dive Deck with Camera facilities



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20 - 23 dives
  • Languages spoken; English. German.Spanish. Arabic. Dutch. French. Italian.
  • St Johns Reef, Fury Shoals, Rocky, Zabargad
  • Shaab Claudio, Abu Galawa Soraya, Shaab Maksur, Shaab Sataya
  • Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Soraya, Gota Kebir, Hamata - Dolphin House
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • World-class wreck diving on the 'Russian wreck'
  • Tech diving on request
  • Child friendly boat
  • Non-divers are welcome and get free snorkelling kit rental + €35 voucher to spend
  • Complimentary red wine with dinner
  • Free nitrox and internet, 
  • Marine parks fees and fuel surcharges included
  • Boat cruises Thursday to Thursday

BOAT SERVICES

  • Dives from zodiacs 
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adaptors. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox (Free). Rental Equipment($) Courses($)
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Dive Deck. 
  • Wi-Fi (Free). Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Equipment For Kids. Rebreather-Friendly.
  • Movies. Library. Games
  • Snorkeling
  • International food Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food
  • Alcohol- free red wine with dinner, bring your own alcohol, Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Payments on  board - Visa. Mastercard. Cash. 
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit .First Aid Kits.
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).
  • Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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OUR BOAT

In the comfort and high standard of the Emperor Asmaa you will relish the clear, warm, azure water of the Red Sea. Dive with visibility around 30-40 m most of the year, exploring the biodiversity of famous dive sites in the area. The Red Sea is waiting for you to discover its underwater secrets. After an exhilarating day of diving aboard the Emperor Asmaa, unwind on the Sundeck or at the Bar, enjoy fresh food or rest in your air-conditioned cabin.

The Emperor Asmaa is 30m long and 7m wide and refurbished in 2015. To ensure your dive safari holiday becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of Emperor Asmaa's design, itinerary and menu have received detailed attention. The diving, the leisure activities, the luxury and comfort found aboard the Emperor Asmaa will ensure your diving adventures in the Red Sea are everything you dreamed of.

OUR CABINS

Emperor Asmaa offers affordability to Divers without compromising their high standards. There are 2 cabin types offered on the Emperor Asmaa with the ability to sleep 20 guests. She features comfortable, air-conditioned 6 Lower Deck and 4 Upper Deck Twin bed cabins. 

AMENITIES 

When not resting in privacy in your cabin, the Emperor Asmaa offers a selection of non-diving activities including movies, audio-video entertainment, a library and board games. Wander the yacht and find your personal happy place. The Dining area and Saloon are communal spaces, inviting and friendly with light and airy shade. Enjoy the cool air and watch television or bring your favourite DVD. The audio equipment is available for your listening pleasure as well as free Wi-Fi to let everyone know what a wonderful time you are having on your dive vacation.  If sun worshipping is your passion, lounge on the Fly deck. Perhaps you need to cool down with a drink at the upstairs Bar or relax in the large covered Sundeck area.

FOOD ON BOARD

Part of this commitment to quality is providing great food for Divers. After all, a relaxing meal prepared with care and style is the best way to remain full of energy for the next dive, you will be offered a choice of Chef prepared meals served Buffet style. Vegetarian options are available. Soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are provided as well as free red wine with being served with Dinner. Beer and other wines are available for a charge. 

TO KEEP IN MIND ABOUT EMPEROR ASMAA

Single Travellers Guarantee: We guarantee same sex cabin sharing on our boats. If we can't 'room' you with someone of the same sex and a cabin is free then we will give you a cabin to yourself with no single room supplement.

Diving in a group? We have some good group discounts available

  • 5 pay full price - 1 goes free
  • 10 pay full price - 2 go free
  • 17 pay full price - 3 go free

TWIN BED CABIN - LOWER DECK

These 6 cabins are located in the lower deck, en-suite with individual air conditioning and two towels per guest. These cabins are perfect to relax after a long day diving. Hair dryer available, Safety deposit box is centralised on this boat. Size:  8 m². Beds:  2 Twin. Max occupancy:  2. Shareable:  Yes. Private bathroom:  Yes. Air Conditioning:  Yes 

TWIN BED CABIN - UPPER DECK

These 4 cabins are located on the upper deck, ensuite with individual air conditioning and two towels per guest and mini safe. Amazing location, great cabin to relax after a long day diving. Hair dryer available, Safety deposit box is centralised on this boat. Size:  8 m². Beds:  2 Twin. Max occupancy: 2. Shareable:  Yes. Private bathroom:  Yes. Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Port Ghalib and ends at Port Ghalib
  • The nearest airport is Port Ghalib.
  • Attention! The departure/arrival at the marina can change due to the internal logistics of the boat, the bad weather conditions of the previous week or the bad weather forecast.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • The best-known and easiest airport to reach is the one in the city of Hurghada.
  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the boat and from the boat to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price. 
  • If you arrive in Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer by land is included and takes around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport Hurghada or Port Ghalib to the boat is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels  to the boat are included as well
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified here are extras, they cost money and it is not guaranteed that the boat can do them since it is not in the program.
  • At the airport or at the hotel, a person carrying a Emperor sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group, there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers, transfer might need to go pick up others clients from hotels)
  • The embarkation is the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins, all the cruises begin on Thursday and the boarding time is in the afternoon from 6 pm until the early morning of Friday maximum 6 am.
  • The boat leaves port on Friday morning around 8 am to go to the first diving point where a shallow dive to test the diving equipment, surface buoy, adjust each divers' group will take place

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives at port on Wednesday afternoon, this day only 2 dives are done in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you are respected 24 hours before flight time after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off and visit the area if you want to, dinner will be served on the boat, and the night of this day you will sleep on the boat.
  • Transfers to the airport will be according to the time of your flights, the maximum time to disembark is Thursday morning at 9 am.
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night from Wednesday to Thursday in a 4 * HB hotel, if it was the case, the hotel is paid by the boat and any extra transfer is offered free of charge,

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • On the Deep South area is located the Navy base of the naval forces of the Army of Egypt.  
  • The dive operator routine is to request permission and receive a response 2 days before the trip. In the case of a ban on navigation in the areas of Zabargad and Rocky, as well as the areas of St Johns and Abu Fendira, the route will be changed to a similar accessible one. Trip compensation and cancellation are not possible.
  • Port departure/arrival can be changed due to internal boat logistic, bad weather conditions on previous week or bad weather forecast. In case of changes all transfers are provided to the new marina, cannot be issue of refund or compensations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This itinerary requires you to have 30 logged dives and possess Advanced Open Water Certification.
  • We require you have a minimum of 20 logged dives for cruises that visit the Wreck of the Thistlegorm and 30 logged dives for cruises that visit the marine parks (Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus & Rocky).
  • To dive with a dive buddy, you must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following your guide. On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in the Red Sea are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere. Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are around 18 to 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE
  • St Johns - Rocky - Daedalus - Zabargad - Elphinstone
  • Southern Sharks itinerary offering flexibility and focus for 'action' dives.
  • Truly a fantastic place, home to an array of incredible sharks species, majestic manta rays, massive groupers, curious jacks, schools of barracudas and more
  • Deep walls, intriguing maze-like reefs with lots of tunnels and crags for exploration, drift dives, a few wrecks and some sheltered bays for night dives
  • Still a remote area not visited frequently by divers so you can enjoy all this with a greater degree of solitude
  • All your diving is made from zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points.
  • Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
  • Up to 4 dives per day 

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1 : Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Port Ghaleb. Boarding the boat EMPEROR ASMAA, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment.
  • DAYS 2nd to 6th 20 - 23 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "RED SEA SHARKS": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the most important dive sites of this route. 
  • DAY 7TH  2 dives in the morning. Wednesday afternoon / night, arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.
  • DAY 8   PORT GHALEB: Disembark in Port Ghaleb. Transfer to the hotel or airports

Route

  • Looking for some shark action? We know the best time to have the best chance to see those sharks in action!
  • Explore the majestic southern Red Sea during the warm summer months of May to August with our much anticipated Southern Sharks itinerary offering flexibility and focus for 'action' dives.
  • These months are best-known for the variety of sharks visiting some of the remote offshore reefs.
  • Our guides select the best possible action sites to visit based on their immense local knowledge and on insider-data on recent activity including a variety of Red Sea sharks, dolphins 
  • Some of the sites we might visit are St Johns, Rocky, Daedalus and Elphinstone. However, please remember that the focus of this trip is not about where we go but about what we want to see...sharks! And as always it's subject to weather conditions.
  • As you may be visiting some of the remote offshore Red Sea reef systems many of these may have deep drop offs and be exposed to strong currents so be prepared to spend some time waiting 'in the blue' or in the shallows looking for those unmistakable shapes and shadows.
  • There are no guarantees in life but one thing is for sure, this itinerary will give you the best chance of close encounters of the 'sharky' kind.

Daedalus

  • Daedalus is a huge tear-drop shaped reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea, 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada. Easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea.
  • The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue!
  • Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen... oceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted, but Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks which can often be seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months.
  • The sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives here and never get bored!

Zabargad

  • The island of Zabargad is an amazing dive spot. It is characterised by an enormous mountain reaching out of the water, surrounded by a lagoon and circling reef. There are a couple of wrecks and a great variety of corals and reef fish.

Rocky Island

  • Rocky Island hosts a fringing reef that circles the entire perimeter of the island, dropping steeply to astonishing depths. Keep your eyes on the blue for life but take care as there can be strong currents.

St. Johns

  • Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this chain of reefs boast stunning dive sites, most of which are very close to each other allowing you to move quickly and easily from one place to another. This adds a lot of variety to your dives; drop-offs, tunnels and stunning hard-coral formations.
  • The reef formation is not the only thing that will stun you at St John's; the marine life and colours of the soft corals are some of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or pelagics will join you on your dives, placing St John's forever in your heart.

The highlight on the dives

Shark is (oceanic white tip, gray reef shark, white tip reef shark, thresher, hammerhead, whale sharks), dolphins, turtles, mantas.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • Wifi
  • Transfer from HRG airport/local hotel to HRG port or Port Ghalib on trip start day at 18:00, from Nov - Apr at 18:00 and 21:30
  • After trip transfer to HRG/Marsa Alam airport/local hotel at 9:30 on last day
  • Non-divers are welcome and get free snorkelling kit rental + €35 voucher to spend on board.
  • Transfer from Marsa Alam airport/local hotel to Port Ghalib on trip start day at 18:00
  • Harbour fees
  • Fuel surcharges
  • National park fees
  • Environmental Tax

NOT INCLUDED

  • Full set of rental equipment including SMB and dive computer - need to be pre-ordered: EUR 175 per week
  • Courses 
  • 15 liter tanks (EUR 30 per week)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended) 
  • Beer and wine

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?
Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30% deposit is non refundable
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 84 and 56 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 56 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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